Opinion: Merging geography with history classes shortchanges students

The Tennessee Department of Education's plan to drop stand-alone high-school geography courses and merge the material into history and other social studies courses means students will get little exposure to key concepts, such as physical geography, writes Derek H. Alderman, a geography professor at the University of Tennessee. The Tennessee State Board of Education is scheduled to vote Friday on the proposal.

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